Tonya Dixon and I are having a POP-UP SHOP at the WHOO! SPACE (11 Market Street, Northampton)
Friday-Sunday (APRIL 27, 28, 29).
Friday 11-6, Saturday 11-8, Sunday 11-3.
Reception Saturday APRIL 28 6-8 pm.
Tonya will have jewelry, painted glassware & furniture, and paintings/artwork including Psychedelic Bunnies!
I will have hand-painted pop art, mostly my Little Dot series and some hand-stenciled art (pochoirs).
The show is only two weeks away. I thought it would be interesting to make a list of everything I still have to do in preparation for the show.
paint backs of 12 little dot paintings with gesso to solidify.
go through little dot paintings, see what needs final fixes (paint touch-ups) and fix them. 1 left to touch-up.
When the spacer bars arrive unpack the frames and start framing. two left to frame
make labels for the dust sheets.
Once in frames, glue on the dust sheets and put on labels.
attach hanging hardware onto frames. thursday night
package for transport and on day of show transport, unpack and hang on wall. (find out from Tonya if we can put nails in wall) yes. maybe stop by and check out space with measuring tape.
Finish big painting and on Tuesday April 24 bring to Whoo (with easel) and put in window to advertise show.
Make info posters for Whoo Shop window and post with big painting on the 24th.
make web page about show
make one of those QR code things for smart phones that link to a web page and put on flyer (make sure it works)
final tweak of flyers, add qr code, print and start hanging up around town.
get plastic sleeves and backings for the pochoirs I’ve made and put them in the sleeves (150 total) ordered but might not get here in time. will get here Friday
buy respirator and spray paint and do some tests with cut acetate to see if I can make a new spray-painted stencil series for the show. WORKS!
if the tests work out finalize design, buy more spray paints, paper, and make series of spray-painted stencils. time running out dude. made 16 “mono prints” They are cool.
get sleeves and backings for spray painted series and package them up. spray paint may be too sticky to package – get just backings.
make info cards for show and start handing those out. hand out more
email friends about the show
do some kind of Facebook event thing about show.
make blurb for valley art newsletter
make blurb and send to gazette and advocate (too late) about the show
pay rest of deposit and get key
check with Tonya and see what else we need to do for the show.
get snacks and drinks for reception Heather has a plan! You know it will be good!
think of things to do in the whoo space for the times nobody stops by. drink coffee
see who has better sound system for playing music, me or Tonya its a tie
keep putting up flyers
get guest book